08:45 – 09:15 Coffee and Registration
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:30 – 10:00 The Tax Technology Solutions Spectrum
Tax Technology is a powerful tool to improve efficiency, mitigate risk, and protect your company's bottom line. We will discuss the indirect tax technology solutions that are available and their impact on improving indirect tax processes.
10:00 – 10:30 Brexit
Brexit - not just a UK issue. We will discuss what the likely impact of Brexit will be on your ERP systems, tax calculation and compliance processes, and how to plan for the transition for UK and EU entities.
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee and Networking
10:50 – 11:50 How the Dow Chemical Company Transformed Its SAP Global Finance Operations With Centralized Tax Management
Shari O’Boyle, Business Process Lead for Tax, The Dow Chemical Company will discuss the end-to-end tax automation products and solutions deployed at Dow from tax determination to tax reporting and how they have helped improve efficiency and mitigate risk at Dow.
11:50 – 12:30 Tax Automation within Your ERP System
Industry standard ERP solutions are gradually improving their support for indirect taxes and enabling tax professionals to have more control over their indirect tax risks. However, there are still considerable gaps in functionality. We will discuss which typical indirect tax requirements are supported as standard in most ERP systems and where there are still gaps that need to be addressed.
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Global Tax Technology
We will discuss how businesses have managed to handle regulatory complexity, growing globalisation, increased scrutiny and internal pressures through the use of tax technology. There will be a short presentation followed by a panel discussion.
15:00 – 16:00 Indirect Tax Data and Analytics
An examination of the indirect tax compliance process, the emerging importance of data and analytics and how to implement analytics as a part of the indirect tax compliance process.
16:00 – 16:30 Global Trends
We will take a look forward to the upcoming changes in technology as well as tax legislation and look at what impact they will have on businesses.
16:30 – 17:00 Q&A and Closing Comments
17:00 – 18:00 Cocktail Reception and Networking